Discernment Guides

Is Jesus calling you to be a Catholic Priest Booklet

Is Jesus Calling You to be a Catholic Priest?

"The call to the priesthood is a great mystery, which comes directly from our Lord and is instilled in the heart of the one called. Saint Peter, the great apostle and first pope, was certainly surprised at his calling. He felt his unworthiness and fear, which were expressed in the words, 'Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.' Initially, he desired to run from his vocation. Jesus needed to reassure the frightened Peter of his desire to follow Him and so exhorted Peter, 'Be not afraid!' In the midst of his fear, Peter must have received great consolation with these words, for we know he dropped everything to walk with Jesus. The call to the priesthood today is no different..."

The words in this book are the truth! This book is a great guide for men discerning a call to the priesthood, especially through prayer.

Is Jesus calling you to be a Catholic Priest Booklet

Te Esta Llamand Jesus Para ser una Sacerdote Catolico?

"El llamado al sacerdocio es un gran misterio que viene directamente del Senor al corazon de quien El ha llamado. San Pedro, el gran apostol y primer Papa, estaba sorprendido de su llamado. El se sintio indigno y con temor, y lo expreso con estas palabras, 'Apartate de mi, Senor, porque soy un pecador.' Al inicio el deseaba abandonar su vocacion. Jesucristo necesitaba reafirmar al temeroso Pedro de su deseo de seguirlo y por ello lo exhorto diciendo 'No temas!' En meido de la dua, Pedro seguramente recibio gran consuelo al escuchar estas palabras pues sabemos que el lo dejo todo para cominar con Jesus. Pero Christo continua llamado a hombres para el sacerdocio a traves de experiencias de consolacion y deseo ardiente... Esta guia -Te esta llamando Jesus para ser un sacerdote catolico?- es para ayudar a cualquier hombre a responder a esta pregunta: 'Como sabe uno la voluntad de Dios y como seguirla?' como San Pedro, cada hombre que esta discerniendo el llamado al sacerdocio tendra que aclarar entre tantas ideas y emociones contrastantes para poder saber la voluntad de Dios."

Vocation Stories Booklet

Priest Vocation Stories

Published by FAITH Publishing for the Diocese of Metuchen, it contains a brief reflection on eight of our own priests and their "call" and ministry.